Meet our Staff

Diane Culver, Executive Director

WELCOME to the Allen Eiry Center! Beginning my Allen Eiry journey in May of 2013 I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many people, each with a different story to tell! Volunteers are a huge part of the success of the organization. Beginning with 15 active Board Members to the member who comes in to play cards from time to time…Volunteers have built this organization into what it is today.Membership at the Allen Eiry Center has increased over 25% in the past three years. We have a beautiful facility with a wonderful membership and staff that will make you feel at home when you walk through our doors.Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the Allen Eiry Center. We welcome you to visit our facility. We are an organization that is proud to be a part of the Seneca County community!


Breanna Beard, Secretary

I started working at the Allen Eiry Center in September 2016 and I absolutely love it! I have enjoyed meeting all the members and getting to know each of them!I am from Tiffin, but I grew up in Fostoria, Ohio. I graduated from Fostoria High School in 2012. I went to Sentinel Career Center in Tiffin for 2 years for Medical Technology where I received my State Tested Nurse Aide license. I worked as a STNA for 4 years and I really enjoyed it. I have an older brother and a younger brother! I love being the middle child! I also have a very young stepbrother and two stepsisters. I have many cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents and two great grandparents. I love my family very much and try to spend as much time with them as I can. My older brother just got married and my younger brother has a baby on the way and I am so excited to be an aunt! My mother is my best friend, and we do almost everything together!My favorite hobby is baking! Cupcakes, cookies, pies, cakes, you name it and I will bake it! On holidays, when I was younger, I would go over to my grandmas and we would bake pies and cookies together. Ever since then I have really enjoyed baking. Another hobby is my Wizard of Oz collection. I have always loved the movie and started collecting items and then one day I had very many collectibles, signs and posters. Each year I usually buy a Wizard of Oz calendar, just because I can! I believe the movie sends a very nice message and of course, “There’s no place like home”. ♥I am very quiet but I have a bubbly personality. I love to laugh and make others laugh! I want to thank everyone who has made me feel very comfortable working at the Allen Eiry Center! I hope to continue this great journey in my life with all of you!


Sara Wax, Travel Coordinator

As travel person at the AEC, I plan about 50 trips a year including 3-4 annual multi-day trips. I enjoy serving our members through public relations, special events and speaking with service groups promoting travel and the Allen Eiry Center.My driving experience includes driving bus for St. Joseph/St. Mary Schools, Heidelberg University, 18 years driving for the former AESC Travel Coordinators, Daryl Gordon and Jan Dundor. I have been the Travel Coordinator at the Center since 2005.Married since 1964 to Wayne, retired City Tax Commissioner, we are parents of three daughters and nine grandchildren. I enjoy being involved with my grandchildren!In the past I was Calvert Swim Coach, President of Tiffin Enblem Club #62, President of St. Joseph School Board, Co-President this current year of Penthouse Club of Tiffin. Family, promoting Calvert, camping and shopping are a few of my favorite things. I am addicted to coffee and watching “Days of Our Lives” (since it started in 1965!)

Diane Culver, Executive Director

WELCOME to the Allen Eiry Center! Beginning my Allen Eiry journey in May of 2013 I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many people, each with a different story to tell! Volunteers are a huge part of the success of the organization. Beginning with 15 active Board Members to the member who comes in to play cards from time to time…Volunteers have built this organization into what it is today.Membership at the Allen Eiry Center has increased over 25% in the past three years. We have a beautiful facility with a wonderful membership and staff that will make you feel at home when you walk through our doors.Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the Allen Eiry Center. We welcome you to visit our facility. We are an organization that is proud to be a part of the Seneca County community!


Breanna Beard, Secretary

I started working at the Allen Eiry Center in September 2016 and I absolutely love it! I have enjoyed meeting all the members and getting to know each of them!

I am from Tiffin, but I grew up in Fostoria, Ohio. I graduated from Fostoria High School in 2012. I went to Sentinel Career Center in Tiffin for 2 years for Medical Technology where I received my State Tested Nurse Aide license. I worked as a STNA for 4 years and I really enjoyed it. I have an older brother and a younger brother! I love being the middle child! I also have a very young stepbrother and two stepsisters. I have many cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents and two great grandparents. I love my family very much and try to spend as much time with them as I can. My older brother just got married and my younger brother has a baby on the way and I am so excited to be an aunt! My mother is my best friend, and we do almost everything together!

My favorite hobby is baking! Cupcakes, cookies, pies, cakes, you name it and I will bake it! On holidays, when I was younger, I would go over to my grandmas and we would bake pies and cookies together. Ever since then I have really enjoyed baking. Another hobby is my Wizard of Oz collection. I have always loved the movie and started collecting items and then one day I had very many collectibles, signs and posters. Each year I usually buy a Wizard of Oz calendar, just because I can! I believe the movie sends a very nice message and of course, “There’s no place like home”. ♥

I am very quiet but I have a bubbly personality. I love to laugh and make others laugh! I want to thank everyone who has made me feel very comfortable working at the Allen Eiry Center! I hope to continue this great journey in my life with all of you!


Sara Wax, Travel Coordinator

As travel person at the AEC, I plan about 50 trips a year including 3-4 annual multi-day trips. I enjoy serving our members through public relations, special events and speaking with service groups promoting travel and the Allen Eiry Center.

My driving experience includes driving bus for St. Joseph/St. Mary Schools, Heidelberg University, 18 years driving for the former AESC Travel Coordinators, Daryl Gordon and Jan Dundor. I have been the Travel Coordinator at the Center since 2005.

Married since 1964 to Wayne, retired City Tax Commissioner, we are parents of three daughters and nine grandchildren. I enjoy being involved with my grandchildren!

In the past I was Calvert Swim Coach, President of Tiffin Enblem Club #62, President of St. Joseph School Board, Co-President this current year of Penthouse Club of Tiffin. Family, promoting Calvert, camping and shopping are a few of my favorite things. I am addicted to coffee and watching “Days of Our Lives” (since it started in 1965!)

Who is Allen Eiry?

All grants made from the Allen Eiry Fund honor the wishes of Mr. Eiry. An endowment fund was created in his name through The Columbus Foundation in 1983 to benefit the elderly citizens of Seneca County. “We are proud to announce that since 1983 the Allen Eiry Fund has provided grant funding to local organizations serving senior citizens in excess of $2.8 million,” said Karl C. Kerschner, chair of the fund’s advisory committee. A native of Seneca County, Mr. Eiry operated an automobile dealership in Green Springs, Ohio, for nearly 40 years. He also farmed several parcels of land and invested in real estate. He was a member of the Seneca County Farm Bureau and the Green Springs Masonic Lodge. “We have a dedicated group of local leaders that help to administer Mr. Eiry’s fund in a fiscally responsible manner for the benefit of local senior organizations,” said Mr. Kerschner. “Mr. Eiry’s legacy has truly been a blessing to the area’s seniors.”

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